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A new poll shows New Jerseyans would be ok with a gas tax hike. (Ronira, ThinkStock)
A new poll shows New Jerseyans would be ok with a gas tax hike. (Ronira, ThinkStock)
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New Jerseyans now say ‘yes’ to a gas tax hike, poll suggests

For the first time ever, if you oppose a gas tax increase in New Jersey you are in the minority.

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Forget gas tax; fix the way we fix the roads

A Quinnipiac poll just released shows 50% of New Jersey voters will now support a hike in the gas tax compared to 3 months ago when only 37% would approve. This is what happens when you repeat a lie long enough. People eventually believe it.

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Gas tax hike talks have not died, according to NJ lawmakers

Negotiations to replenish the Transportation Trust Fund (TTF), possibly with an increase in the gas tax, have not broken off despite published reports to the contrary, according to leaders in the General Assembly. They said the talks continue, but politics is at play and that could stall a gas tax hike for the time being.

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Gas tax debate breaks down along party lines in Trenton

Several Republican lawmakers are on the record saying they will not vote in favor of a gas tax increase if that is the solution for replenishing the nearly bankrupt Transportation Trust Fund. That's not stopping Democratic leaders from calling for bipartisan support of any plan to add to the TTF.

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Gas tax hike debate rages on in NJ

Top legislators, policymakers and local officials descended on Trenton Wednesday for the State League of Municipalities 25th Annual Mayors' Legislative Day. There was universal agreement that the nearly-bankrupt Transportation Trust Fund (TTF) must be replenished, but the debate over where the state will find the money to do that raged on.

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Poll: New Jersey residents say no to gas tax hike

Gas prices have dipped below $2 a gallon, but that doesn't mean New Jersey residents are ready for a gas tax increase, according to a poll released on Jan. 19 by Fairleigh Dickinson University's PublicMind.

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NJ residents could face a double gas tax hike

New Jerseyans could be faced with what amounts to a double tax if both the Garden State and the federal government decide to implement gas tax increases to help fund projects to repair roads and bridges.

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NJ industry group concerned about gas tax hike

Recent poll numbers show most New Jerseyans do not support increasing the state's gas tax to pump money into the nearly depleted Transportation Trust Fund, and neither does the New Jersey Gasoline Convenience Store and Automotive Association.    

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Voters split on Christie, against gas tax

New Jersey voters are evenly divided when asked about Gov. Chris Christie's overall job performance, despite giving him low ratings in several key areas. A Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday also revealed Garden State residents are opposed to a gas tax increase by a wide margin.

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NJ lawmakers scramble to find transportation cash

New Jersey lawmakers continue to scramble to find ways to fund the state's Transportation Trust Fund (TTF).

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